Bracket projection: VCU
After reaching the Final Four last year, the Rams shouldn't surprise
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I will say nothing but positive things about VCU for the rest of my career. The team that shocked us all a year ago is back for more, as coach Shaka Smart has rebuilt the Rams after losing four starters from last season's Final Four team. I'm not saying it won't be quite enough to get by Wichita State ... (but I am thinking it).
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